Not for anyone over 5 feet tall
By The Science guy on
2004 Scion xA 4dr Hatchback (1.5L 4cyl 5M)
This car allows me to commute for about the same price as my motorcycle, and about the same level of safety too. I truly love this car's ability to get me from LA to SF for less than fifty bucks. The stereo is great and I can fit a drum set in the back with room to spare. The car is actually quite quick if it has a manual transmission. It can park almost anywhere (i.e. double parking on standard sized driveways).
stereo, engine, storage capacity
I have found the front seat to be so incredibly uncomfortable that I cannot drive for more than ten minutes without the experience becoming excruciating. The symptoms are similar to having pinched nerve in the middle section of the spine, causing numbness in the chest and arms.